Maharashtra’s Jyoti Gawate wins Kochi Marathon


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Jyoti Gawate, a long-distance runner from Maharashtra, has emerged as the winner of the Kochi Marathon. Gawate completed the 42.195 km marathon in just over 3 hours and 15 minutes, finishing ahead of her closest competitor by a significant margin. The Kochi Marathon, held annually in the city of Kochi in Kerala, is one of the most popular running events in the country. The marathon attracts thousands of runners from across India and around the world. Gawate’s victory in the Kochi Marathon is a significant achievement for the athlete, who has been steadily gaining recognition in the Indian running community in recent years. Gawate, who hails from the small village of Savargaon in Maharashtra, began running in 2012 and has since participated in a number of national and international running events. Gawate’s victory in the Kochi Marathon is a testament to her hard work and dedication. The athlete has been training rigorously for months in preparation for the marathon, and her efforts have clearly paid off. Speaking after the race, Gawate expressed her joy at winning the marathon. “I am thrilled to have won the Kochi Marathon,” she said. “It is a great honor to compete in this event, and I am grateful for the opportunity to showcase my skills and represent my state.”

Re-reported from the story originally published in Mid-Day English

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